Thursday, March 26, 2009

Renovation 1

I don't have the energy for a lot of verbiage, but here's a peek at the "boring" half of our renovation. 

In order to enlarge the master bathroom without getting into a major nightmare, we moved the closets to the opposite side of the room. In the "start" photo, you can see the relatively shallow dormer window and how the slope of the front wall truncates. We knocked out all of that space and now have what was formerly "dead space" available for the interior of our closets. I encourage you to click through the links below the mosaic, as I've put some descriptions on all the Flickr photos.

1. FrontStart.jpg, 2. 0310closet.jpg, 3. 0310front.jpg, 4. 0310seat.jpg, 5. 0313front.jpg, 6. 0318seat.jpg, 7. 0324front.jpg, 8. 0325front.jpg, 9. 0325seat.jpg, 10. 0326seat.jpg

Oh yeah, for my Hurricane Knitter friends who encouraged me to go with some color on the walls?


Tuesday, March 24, 2009

I'm still here.

But just barely.

Hubster had shoulder surgery yesterday. I think I was more worried about it than he was. Yesterday was an 18-hour day that proved that I hit the parent lottery ... huge. My mom sat with me at the hospital part of the time Hubster was in surgery, then came to the rescue at the end of the day. When we finally left the hospital, she met me at home, had the front door open, then went to the grocery store for me and cooked me dinner while the Hubster snoozed.

He's doing much better today, but I'm still shot. Here's hoping I get a good night's sleep tonight.

I'm sorry I haven't been feeding the blog. I have a huge renovation post floating in my head, a tribute to a wonderful friend that I still feel the need to write about, some knitting stuff and other general bloggy-worthy stuff.

Meanwhile, please don't delete me from your blogrolls. I'll get back here again soon. Once I get some sleep.

Friday, March 13, 2009

Yarn Pr0n Friday: ZYG Art Walk

Yeah, I haven’t stopped blogging, I’m just still exhausted from my trip. I have plenty of stuff to blog, just no energy to do it. So to hold you over until I can grab a good night (or two) of sleep, I bring you a Yarn Pr0n Friday!

One of my (too many) sock yarn clubs is the ArtWalk club from Zen Yarn Garden. I adore Roxanne’s base yarns and her dying skills, not to mention the relationship she cultivates with her club members. Honestly, if you want to try a sock yarn club, I’d highly recommend one of the ZYG clubs.

This particular club is a monthly club in which Roxanne picks a piece of artwork and uses it to inspire that month’s sock yarn. The March painting was Musique by Gustav Klimt.

While it’s mostly a very nice deep blue and a rich gold, there’s an under-dyed chunk as well as a small section of green

I really enjoy this club and I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s peek at my March shipment!

Friday, March 06, 2009

A Roaming Tigger Travelogue

Visiting with the Wild Alligators in Alabama 

(Wild alligators? Really? There are tame alligators? Who knew? Either way, we couldn't find any gators inside the fence at the gas station/convenience store. Probably best.)

Funnel Cake at the field. Yum!

(we split it with an 11-yr-old. Kaci's mom -- the sanity-saving Karen -- wouldn't let her have a whole one by herself, but funnel cake was approved if someone would share. We were volunteered, but it didn't take much to convince us.)

Sticking our toes in the sand on Panama City Beach

We took a half-hour walk on the beach after our games finished for the day yesterday. Right at sunset. At high tide. Still, it was fun and I'm hoping to repeat the experience tomorrow morning and Sunday afternoon/evening.

Feels like we've been on the road for a month. We get home Monday. I already know I have renovation stories to tell, but they'll keep.

Sunset, Panama City Beach, Fla., Thursday, March 5, 2009

Sunday, March 01, 2009

I did NOT pack for this!

I have been in Columbus, Ga., since Wednesday. We had a beautiful day in the high 60s on Thursday, a good morning of weather on Friday, then Noah started to figure out where he had stored his Ark.

We got in 15 of an originally planned 50+ games. And woke up this morning to this:

Roaming Tigger got into the act too

Brrr!!! We're in Georgia, right???

I thought we left this weather at home!

We were supposed to drive back to Starkville, Miss., today. But someone in our travel party (Those who know me off the blog can guess and probably get it right. ::sigh::) got the Yukon stuck up to its axels in the mud at the field. So three of us stayed here in Columbus until we can (hopefully) get the truck un-stuck in the morning. At that point, we'll head to Panama City Beach, Fla., for the second tournament.

We had to change hotels from the Columbus Marriott to the Phenix City, Ala., Quality Inn for the evening. Please send happy thoughts for un-sticking the truck tomorrow!

Meanwhile, we're warming up by the fire in the Quality Inn lobby. Comfy couches and basketball on the TV to go along with the fire!